Apple has officially released a PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These Special Edition iPhones are available in 128GB and 256GB storage capacities, with a red metallic finish and a silver Apple logo gracing the back of the device. Customers can order online or at retail stores starting this Friday, March 24 at 8:01 AM PDT (11:01 AM EDT).
So much for an Apple event this month. It appears more likely the company will surprise everyone with refreshed products hitting the Apple Store as early as tomorrow. In fact, the official System Status page declares that the Apple Online Store will be down for maintenance overnight. According to the announcement the store "will be updated and unavailable during this time." Apple has taken the store offline during previous product launches, so what might be in the works this time?
iPhone and iPad users can now access the Alexa voice assistant on their iOS devices free of charge. The official Amazon shopping app previously supported voice queries, but now the company is rolling out Alexa within the app. Besides offering help with shopping, the in-app version of Alexa delivers almost all of the capabilities of Amazon's speaker devices such as the Echo, Dot and Tap.
Tired of zombies? Too bad, because another addictive zombie game has just landed on the App Store. Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare is a tower defense game where you control a group of survivors making their way city to city in a yellow school bus. The goal of the game is defend your school bus as your team tries to remove road blocks. Of course this is easier said than done since there are also zombies blocking your way.
Capcom today has released two arcade classics to the Apple App Store. First is the popular airplane shooter 1942. The vertical scroller was first released to the arcade in 1984. In the game players control a plane called the "Super Ace" during World War II. The goal of the game is to mow down the opposing army as you roll and loop to avoid enemy fire.
The mobile version features all the classic arcade action of the original with new touch-screen controls, global leaderboards and achievements. 1942 is available now on the App Store for $1.99. It supports all devices running iOS 8.0 or later.